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Las Vegas police shelve Chris Brown battery case

Posted at 4:25 PM, Jan 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-25 19:25:51-05

Las Vegas police have decided to not pursue charges against singer Chris Brown after finding "insufficient evidence" in a battery case earlier this month.

Brown, 26, was a suspect in a battery and theft at the Palms hotel-casino Jan. 2, just hours after his New Year's concert at Drai's Nightclub on the Strip. Police have since shelved the investigation.

Police said they responded to the hotel where they contacted a woman who appeared to have minor injuries sustained as a result of a battery. Investigators determined the woman was attending a party in the Palms hotel room.

According to police, the altercation took place over a cell phone when the woman went to take a photo of Brown. The woman alleged that she was battered by Brown, who also allegedly took her cell phone. Police said a verbal altercation took place as the woman was escorted out of the room and into the hallway by private security.

The woman was escorted off property by hotel security following the hallway disturbance, police said. A short time later, the woman returned to the Palms to report the incident to hotel security.

Detectives attempted to contact Brown in the hotel room, but were not permitted entry. It was later determined the singer had left the location prior to the officers' arrival.

Brown was sentenced to probation for six years after the assault of his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. He has been involved in several other altercations since then.